I had hoped to be writing to you freshly off a new food trial for carrots, which I had no doubt would be a success. As you can see from the picture above: no carrots.
Which is a bit misleading. I did begin the carrot food trial, but for about the past 5 weeks, something has been making me severely sick. It was the same thing that would happen to me a long time ago when I had given up almost all fructose except for wheat. I thought perhaps it was almond flour (which I had just learned has fructans), so I gave up my almond bagels, but the sickness persisted. It seemed that once every four days I would be stuck in the bathroom with waves of stomach cramps so bad I thought that surely the ordeal would kill me. Continue reading
This recipe, adapted from Simply Scratch, was blessedly easy to make. It was perfect for today, since I was fructosed yesterday by a burger while at an antique fair, and I’ve been feeling quite sluggish and foggy headed all day. I suppose I should have asked the teenage girl taking my order about the ingredients, but I didn’t have a lot of other meal options if I didn’t like what I heard. Continue reading
If this picture doesn’t scream “classy” then I don’t know what does. This was the lunch we settled on because we didn’t plan anything for this day. We wandered around quite a bit and this was the best we could do. I’ll never complain about eating McDonald’s french fries, though. The hot dog was from Nathan’s World Famous Hot Dogs, and it was quite good, but I’m pretty sure I got fructosed from it.
My husband and I always have at least one night on vacation when we order room service. No matter what it’s my favorite meal because I get to be ultra lazy. We stayed at the Cosmopolitan, and their in-room dining menu was only so so. (Last year we stayed at the Vdara and theirs was pretty impressive–they even had gluten-free options!) I ordered their Free Range Brick Half Chicken, and it was great: very tender and flavorful even while meeting my Fructose-Malabsorption diet standards. The fries were pretty stellar too.
One thing I like about the Fructose Malabsorption diet is that it’s fairly healthy. However, another thing I like is fried chicken. This recipe has been adapted from Martha Stewart’s Rosemary Fried Chicken, and it turned out really well on the first try.
This dish is gluten and fructose free, but you can bring it to a summer potluck and no one will be the wiser! Suckers!!! Continue reading
Everyone should know how to make a whole roasted chicken. (Except vegetarians.) Not only is it easy, but you can use the carcass to create your own chicken stock, which is important if you’re sensitive to garlic and onions since they’re in just about every store-bought version. Continue reading
After roasting a whole chicken, don’t throw away the best part! The bones and all the meat you were too lazy to pick off can go into making a super easy chicken stock! Continue reading
The last week or so has been pretty stressful because I moved to a new house. This left me with nights full of things to unpack and little time to make dinner. Seems like a good time for a new easy fructose malabsorption recipe!
I usually make chicken for the week on Sunday so I can easily add it to salads and pasta, and there’s almost always leftover white rice to be found in the refrigerator as well. But if you don’t have those things ready to go, rotisserie chicken from the store and minute rice will work so that this recipe (adapted from Man Tested Recipes) can still be super quick. Continue reading
When you have Fructose Malabsorption, it mostly means the end of all the easy ways to have your meals: fast food, boxed dinners, most cereals, etc. And although that may mean you are avoiding things like preservatives and trans fat (mostly…) you also end up sacrificing a lot of time to cooking. So I’m going to start looking for easy meals for FMers to make–15 minutes or fewer! Continue reading
This is a favorite meal in my house–meaning, it’s my favorite. Originally it’s from Martha Stewart’s website, with some adjustments. Continue reading